Religous Studies A level at Richard Challoner School
This course offers a combination of Philosophy, Ethics and Christian Theology.
Philosophy of Religion: The study of wisdom. We explore the BIG questions, challenging you to think about and question everything you take for granted. God – Can I prove God exists? If God created everything, who created God? If God can do everything, can God swim? Will I be able to eat in heaven? Is my mind the only thing that exists and the rest a figment of my imagination? How do I know that the words I am writing mean the same for you as they do for me?
Religion and Ethics: : We study different ethical theories and learn about different perspectives on what constitutes ‘good’, ‘bad’, ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. We then apply the theories to a range of topics, including legal issues, current affairs and medical/ technological advancements and their consequences. We explore issues such as: Why should people do good and not evil? What is my conscience and is it reliable? Is it acceptable to help someone die? Is a human being more valuable than an animal? What responsibilities do businesses have towards their customers and their employees?
Development in Christian Thought: We explore how Christian Theology relates to the Philosophy and Ethics topics covered in the course. We look at areas such as Death and the Afterlife, The Person of Jesus Christ and Christian Moral principles.
GCSE Grade 6 or above in Religious Studies and GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language or English Literature.
Candidates sit three written examinations of 2 hours each.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Challoner School directly.